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What is it like to be a CHC student? Learn by reading their writing: in this blog students reflect on their research, their service work, their travel and more.



Students' research & reflections on U.S. immigration polices, worker status, and immigrants' lives.


A deep dive into research about the stuff we grow and eat.

Student Experiences

Reflections on being a student who travels, learns and does service .


Advice and inspiration from Griffins.

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Cow Drinking Water

First off, why is conserving water so important? We all know that the Earth is 70% water, but that’s mostly saltwater, which humans cannot consume. Freshwater, on the other hand, is consumable, but its scarce, and events like droughts make it even scarcer.

By Sarah Jo Tucker
March 13, 2018
Food Bank Delivery Truck

Hunger is a global issue that we recognize but push aside because we don’t feel like we can improve the situation. This is true to a point. There is no one way to solve global hunger; however, there are multiple ways to help without ignoring it. From my research, I found ways to help this issue.

By Julia Bacon-Henderson
March 13, 2018
Protest sign saying "Immigrants, we get the job done!

Up until a few months ago, I never considered the people and effort that went into the food I was consuming. Other than thanking the grocery store cashier when I checked out, I had no connection to the people involved in the process of my food production.

By Alexis Stoner
March 13, 2018
Empty plate

Summertime. Friday afternoon. It was unbelievably hot inside my house, and with one glance I could tell that it was sweltering outside. Letting out a Iittle sigh, I willed my body to move up from the couch I threw myself on and went to the kitchen where I quickly opened the fridge up.

By Ariana Guillen
March 13, 2018
Kitchen Destroyed by flash flood

This past weekend we truly discovered the destructiveness of nature on the Big Island. Throughout the morning and early afternoon, it was evident that a storm was coming because we all heard thunder and saw dark clouds in the distance.

By Tyler Johnson
February 22, 2018
Camping shack in forest in Hawaii

Brief Interview of what week one of the internship looked like in Honoka'a, Hawai'i - Food Forest and Waipio Valley.

By Tyler Johnson
January 30, 2018
Sunset behind palm trees in Hawaii

Arriving in Hawai'i was unlike arriving any place I have ever been before. The Kona International Airport has maybe two runways, and the actual airport is a collection of huts. There were no terminals, no gates and one small baggage claim area. When the plane landed, we were unloaded right down on the tarmac. 

By Tyler Johnson
January 16, 2018

It's the time of year we’ve all either been dreading or looking forward to: Finals. And I don’t know about all of you, but just the word test or exam can occasionally freak me out. So I'm giving a bit of advice that has worked for me in the past.

By Danielle Nicole Cain
April 22, 2017
Jenna-Kim with her friends

I am a transfer student from Manor College, a private two-year Catholic college in Jenkintown, Pa. It was a fantastic school with fantastic staff. Right before I completed my time at Manor, I decided it would be good to transfer and get my bachelor's degree.

By Jenna-Kim Lewis
April 6, 2017
Andrew Conboy lays it in for two points.

At the start of the semester, I was privileged to join the men’s basketball team as a player. Previously I had been the team's manager, but after many injuries and roster changes, Coach Jesse Balcer offered me a spot to help out with practice.

By Andrew James Conboy
March 19, 2017
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